The InBetween Bolero was the first pattern I ever published. It is a nice little shrug that is perfect for layering and it allows you to wear any of your beloved thin dresses or tops in winter.
This little piece is extremely warm, since it is made out of super bulky wool and very large needles, which makes it also the quickest project I have ever worked on. (It's really fun to see the speed in which it grows with every row...)
But after all this time I wasn't too happy with the fit of the larger sizes & the instructions.
So I completely rewrote the whole thing and re-calculated the grading from scratch.
Tech-edited and tested it...
It's so practical that I have already worn it tons of times... something that you can actually even see in some of the pictures, especially the sleeves show some pilling...!
You can find this pattern either here on my site or on ravelry.
I still love the simple broken rib stitch that makes this hat so easy to work on and so easy to wear!
This was the 5th hat that I made out of my own pattern... and hopefully the one I get to keep: I gave my prototype to my sister and wanted to replace my "go-to hat": So I got some lovely Rowan yarn from my all time favorite shop and started to make this new version.
It has a tubular cast on and much more pronounced decreases - so that I ended up with a pointy/hipster version of the original Cocoon hat.
Since I really liked the outcome I just added it to the existing pattern...
...and since I was already rewriting the pattern I added another, larger size to the PDF, too!
You can find the free Cocoon hat pattern either here on my "free patterns" or on ravelry.